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23rd Apr '17 2:26:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': The minor character of Devo Damars from the 1991 episode "Ashes To Ashes". (Quote from ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' Mondos Extra by reviewer Cleophus Wayne: ''Next is the slightly sad spectacle of Devo wearing a loud dress shirt and holding flowers, yogurt, and a bag of tamales while shooing away a small dog that continues to nip at his ankles. It's quite the empowering scenario for any young black man, I must say. Two of Beverly Hills' finest slowly pull up in their patrol car. "Don't you like animals?" they ask.'') Which is apparently enough to get him labeled a troublemaker by the cops, because it ends up with him getting arrested for walking around without a car (gasp!) and not knowing his girlfriend's home address.

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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': The minor character of Devo Damars from the 1991 episode "Ashes To Ashes". (Quote from ''TelevisionWithoutPity'' ''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity'' Mondos Extra by reviewer Cleophus Wayne: ''Next is the slightly sad spectacle of Devo wearing a loud dress shirt and holding flowers, yogurt, and a bag of tamales while shooing away a small dog that continues to nip at his ankles. It's quite the empowering scenario for any young black man, I must say. Two of Beverly Hills' finest slowly pull up in their patrol car. "Don't you like animals?" they ask.'') Which is apparently enough to get him labeled a troublemaker by the cops, because it ends up with him getting arrested for walking around without a car (gasp!) and not knowing his girlfriend's home address.
4th Apr '17 4:14:17 PM cherrychels
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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's Day. Buffy finds the story so shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"

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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's Day. Buffy finds the story to be so shocking enough and horrible that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"
4th Apr '17 4:13:15 PM cherrychels
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': After veering back and forth for three seasons, George and Lucille Bluth cement themselves as unlikable people after learning that a woman Michael is on the verge of marrying is both mentally retarded and incredibly wealthy; they opt to conceal these facts from Michael and speed the wedding along, in the hopes that they can exploit her in order to restore their own fortune. This is only topped in the SeriesFinale when [[spoiler: Lucille reveals that they only adopted Lindsey as a gesture of spite towards [[SitcomArchNemesis Stan Sitwell]]. She freely admits that they never actully wanted Lindsey, and kept her adoption a secret (raising her as Michael's twin) to preserve their own image. This fact puts Lucille's [[AbusiveParents psychological abuse]] of Lindsey in a much darker light.]]

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': After veering back and forth for three seasons, George and Lucille Bluth cement themselves as unlikable people after learning that a woman Michael is on the verge of marrying is both mentally retarded and incredibly wealthy; they opt to conceal these facts from Michael and speed the wedding along, in the hopes that they can exploit her in order to restore their own fortune. This is only topped in the SeriesFinale when [[spoiler: Lucille reveals that they only adopted Lindsey as a gesture of spite towards [[SitcomArchNemesis Stan Sitwell]]. She freely admits that they never actully actually wanted Lindsey, and kept her adoption a secret (raising her as Michael's twin) to preserve their own image. This fact puts Lucille's [[AbusiveParents psychological abuse]] of Lindsey in a much darker light.]]



** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's day. Buffy finds such a story shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"

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** Giles' books contain an anecdote about Angelus nailing a puppy to the wall on Valentine's day. Day. Buffy finds such a the story so shocking enough that she refuses to let Giles tell her any details, saying, "I don't have a puppy. So skip it!"



** And, amazingly, the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).

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** And, amazingly, the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars]]" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary necessary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).



*** Her not treating Jon Snow like a son despite his love of her could be seen as this, though she does feel very bad about it. And then Season 6 reveals that Jon is actually Ned's nephew, not his bastard son. It makes the whole situation between Catelyn and Jon even more cruel and tragic.
*** Killing Walder Frey's wife, even after it's clear he doesn't give a shit about her and the poor girl did nothing to deserve it.

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*** Her not treating cold treatment of her husband Ned's [[HeroicBastard illegitimate son]] Jon Snow like a son Snow, despite his Ned's love of for her and Jon, could be seen as this, though she does feel very bad guilty about it. And then it as she realizes Jon is an innocent child and feels very bad for not keeping her BargainWithHeaven to treat him as a son. Later, Season 6 reveals that Jon is actually Ned's [[spoiler:Ned's nephew, not his bastard son. son with another woman. It makes the whole situation between Catelyn and Jon even more cruel and tragic.
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*** Killing Walder Frey's young wife, even after it's clear he doesn't give a shit about her her, and the poor girl did nothing to deserve it.



* ''Series/{{Robin Hood}}'': When we first see the Sheriff he seems a likeable rogue, apart from a bad habit of having people hanged to make a point. But after being mocked by Robin in front of the assembled Lords he storms to his room, takes a songbird from its cage, strokes its feathers and kisses it, then crushes it in his fist, smirking. After that, nothing he does surprises us.

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* ''Series/{{Robin Hood}}'': When we first see the Sheriff he seems a likeable likable rogue, apart from a bad habit of having people hanged to make a point. But after being mocked by Robin in front of the assembled Lords he storms to his room, takes a songbird from its cage, strokes its feathers and kisses it, then crushes it in his fist, smirking. After that, nothing he does surprises us.



* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire Fire]]", Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.

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* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire Fire]]", Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried buried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.
31st Mar '17 2:37:38 PM gb00393
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** Robb is quick to remind Theon that he's not one of them. Still, though, he later admits he considered Theon his closest friend.
24th Mar '17 10:56:01 AM gb00393
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** Catelyn has a couple:
*** Her not treating Jon Snow like a son despite his love of her could be seen as this, though she does feel very bad about it. And then Season 6 reveals that Jon is actually Ned's nephew, not his bastard son. It makes the whole situation between Catelyn and Jon even more cruel and tragic.
*** Killing Walder Frey's wife, even after it's clear he doesn't give a shit about her and the poor girl did nothing to deserve it.
12th Mar '17 5:31:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In season 6 episode "Tabula Rasa" Willow thinks it's a great idea to brainwash her girlfriend and friends to forget all the trouble's they've had, most notably the ones she's personally caused by being too dependent on magic to solve her problems. [[WhatAnIdiot Yeah, that ought to do it.]]

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** In season 6 episode "Tabula Rasa" "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E8TabulaRasa}} Tabula Rasa]]" Willow thinks it's a great idea to brainwash her girlfriend and friends to forget all the trouble's they've had, most notably the ones she's personally caused by being too dependent on magic to solve her problems. [[WhatAnIdiot Yeah, that ought to do it.]]



** In the episode "Utopia," [[spoiler: the newly awakened Master]] immediately demonstrates his competence as a villain by shutting his enemies out of the control centre and setting the Futurekind on them. However, his KickTheDog moment comes when his longtime loyal assistant threatens to stop him with a gun. He turns on her with an exposed electric cable with the chilling remark, "Oh ... now I can say I was ''provoked''." His turning on her particularly establishes his villainy, because before this it seemed possible that he had [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes some affection]] [[MoralityPet for her]]: not killing her as soon as he awakened is something of a PetTheDog moment [[AxCrazy coming from him]]. Once he has actually killed her (and it was not self-defence; she was backing away from him because she was clearly unwilling to use the gun), we know he's evil.
** And, amazingly, the episode "The Waters of Mars" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).

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** In the episode "Utopia," "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", [[spoiler: the newly awakened Master]] immediately demonstrates his competence as a villain by shutting his enemies out of the control centre and setting the Futurekind on them. However, his KickTheDog moment comes when his longtime loyal assistant threatens to stop him with a gun. He turns on her with an exposed electric cable with the chilling remark, "Oh ... now I can say I was ''provoked''." His turning on her particularly establishes his villainy, because before this it seemed possible that he had [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes some affection]] [[MoralityPet for her]]: not killing her as soon as he awakened is something of a PetTheDog moment [[AxCrazy coming from him]]. Once he has actually killed her (and it was not self-defence; she was backing away from him because she was clearly unwilling to use the gun), we know he's evil.
** And, amazingly, the episode "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars The Waters of Mars" Mars]]" dares to do this to the much-beloved ''Tenth Doctor himself''. The Doctor's declaration of himself as the [[AGodAmI "Time Lord victorious"]] who can choose [[MoralEventHorizon who deserves to live or die]] is a conscious effort to prepare viewers for the fact that the Doctor's approaching [[TheNthDoctor regeneration]] is neccesary and [[IncrediblyLamePun timely]]. The Doctor is even [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by the very woman he is saving, and [[spoiler: her subsequent suicide]] pulls him up sharply (although the episode ends on an ambiguous note, so we're not sure if he [[WhatHaveIDone accepted]] or [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] this revelation).



** The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Daleks]] kick dogs ([[MoralEventHorizon or worse]]) left, right and center every time they appear. Just one example: In "Victory of the Daleks", they target [[TheBlitz WWII London]] with a pulse that causes all the lights in the city to turn on, making them a massive target for the incoming Nazi bombers.
** In the episode "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", the villain Solomon shoots a face-licking, fetch-playing triceratops to show his willingness to destroy valuable cargo to get what he wants.
** It's not uncommon for characters to reject the Fourth Doctor's offerings of jelly babies, but only two characters went so far as to smack the bag out of his hands while the Doctor looks down at it in dismay - Davros in "Destiny of the Daleks" and Borg in "The Robots of Death".

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** The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Daleks]] kick dogs ([[MoralEventHorizon or worse]]) left, right and center every time they appear. Just one example: In "Victory "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks", Daleks]]", they target [[TheBlitz WWII London]] with a pulse that causes all the lights in the city to turn on, making them a massive target for the incoming Nazi bombers.
** In the episode "Dinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", Spaceship]]", the villain Solomon shoots a face-licking, fetch-playing triceratops to show his willingness to destroy valuable cargo to get what he wants.
** It's not uncommon for characters to reject the Fourth Doctor's offerings of jelly babies, but only two characters went so far as to smack the bag out of his hands while the Doctor looks down at it in dismay - Davros in "Destiny "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of the Daleks" Daleks]]" and Borg in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death".Death]]".



** Steven Moffat had [[spoiler:Missy kill Osgood]] in "Death in Heaven", to show the audience she's not just engaging in ComedicSociopathy, but is irredeemably evil.
*** In "The Magician's Apprentice" she kills one of the UNIT agents, who had been sent to ensure Clara's safety. Not only does she do this [[ForTheEvulz just to piss off Clara]], she then explains, that, she purposely killed one that had a wife and little kid.

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** Steven Moffat Creator/StevenMoffat had [[spoiler:Missy kill Osgood]] in "Death "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven", Heaven]]", to show the audience she's not just engaging in ComedicSociopathy, but is irredeemably evil.
*** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice The Magician's Apprentice" Apprentice]]" she kills one of the UNIT agents, who had been sent to ensure Clara's safety. Not only does she do this [[ForTheEvulz just to piss off Clara]], she then explains, that, she purposely killed one that had a wife and little kid.



** In "That Old Black Magic" Crais receives a direct order from Peacekeeper High Command to end his pursuit of John Crichton and return to base. His second-in-command Lt. Teeg destroys the message and assures him that [[HaveYouToldAnyoneElse no one else knows about it]]. Crais repays this loyalty by [[NeckSnap breaking her neck]] to ensure that no one ever will.

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** In "That "[[{{Recap/FarscapeS01E08ThatOldBlackMagic}} That Old Black Magic" Magic]]" Crais receives a direct order from Peacekeeper High Command to end his pursuit of John Crichton and return to base. His second-in-command Lt. Teeg destroys the message and assures him that [[HaveYouToldAnyoneElse no one else knows about it]]. Crais repays this loyalty by [[NeckSnap breaking her neck]] to ensure that no one ever will.



** Agent Dobson's [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown hitting of an already-unconscious Shepherd Book]] in the pilot was a very intentional KickTheDog moment (and is given a LampshadeHanging as such in the commentary track), designed to make Mal gunning him down without a second thought as he heads back on board later go down easier with the audience.

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** Agent Dobson's [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown hitting of an already-unconscious Shepherd Book]] in the pilot "[[{{Recap/FireflyE01Serenity}} Serenity]]" was a very intentional KickTheDog moment (and is given a LampshadeHanging as such in the commentary track), designed to make Mal gunning him down without a second thought as he heads back on board later go down easier with the audience.



** Jubal Early from "Objects in Space" very quickly goes from witty BountyHunter to unpleasant bastard right around the time he ties up and threatens to rape Kaylee.

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** Jubal Early from "Objects "[[{{Recap/FireflyE14ObjectsInSpace}} Objects in Space" Space]]" very quickly goes from witty BountyHunter to unpleasant bastard right around the time he ties up and threatens to rape Kaylee.



** [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne, which is taken UpToEleven during his wedding in "The Lion and the Rose". Tyrion's squire presents him with the Lives of Four Kings, a book detailing the reigns of four kings by Grand Maester Kaeth. Joffrey accepts the gift but his sincerity seems questionable. A member of the Kingsguard then presents a Valyrian steel sword and Tywin tells him that it is one of two swords of its kind in the capital, and Joffrey rushes to wield it. He promptly begins to slash at Tyrion's gift despite its rarity. At his wedding feast, King Joffrey speaks to the crowd about contemplating history. Out of a large golden lion, five dwarves ride out, representing Joffrey, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, and Balon Greyjoy, each of the five kings in the War of the Five Kings. The dwarves put on a performance, jousting, fighting, and making crude sexual acts. Loras leaves in anger after watching the crude depiction of his deceased lover Renly (riding a mount resembling Loras), and Sansa looks on in obvious grief when the dwarf playing her brother Robb is killed after having his wolf's head knocked off. Joffrey expresses his delight with the play and prepares to give the champion dwarf a purse but then mockingly suggests that Tyrion fight him as well. Tyrion cleverly counters this jape by suggesting that Joffrey should fight instead and show the same bravery he displayed at the Battle of the Blackwater, cautioning his nephew to be careful as the champion dwarf is "clearly mad with lust" and it would be a tragedy for the king to lose his virtue hours before his wedding night. This draws a few stifled chuckles from their guests. Enraged and humiliated that his uncle outwitted him in front of all his wedding guests, Joffrey petulantly pours wine over Tyrion's head and orders him to serve him wine as his cupbearer. Tyrion approaches Joffrey, who then purposely drops the goblet and kicks it under the table. Sansa hands the goblet to Tyrion, and he fills it with wine and hands it back to Joffrey. The king demands that Tyrion kneel before him. His dog-kicking ways are lampshaded in one scene when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.

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** [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne, which is taken UpToEleven during his wedding in "The "[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E2TheLionAndTheRose}} The Lion and the Rose".Rose]]". Tyrion's squire presents him with the Lives of Four Kings, a book detailing the reigns of four kings by Grand Maester Kaeth. Joffrey accepts the gift but his sincerity seems questionable. A member of the Kingsguard then presents a Valyrian steel sword and Tywin tells him that it is one of two swords of its kind in the capital, and Joffrey rushes to wield it. He promptly begins to slash at Tyrion's gift despite its rarity. At his wedding feast, King Joffrey speaks to the crowd about contemplating history. Out of a large golden lion, five dwarves ride out, representing Joffrey, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, and Balon Greyjoy, each of the five kings in the War of the Five Kings. The dwarves put on a performance, jousting, fighting, and making crude sexual acts. Loras leaves in anger after watching the crude depiction of his deceased lover Renly (riding a mount resembling Loras), and Sansa looks on in obvious grief when the dwarf playing her brother Robb is killed after having his wolf's head knocked off. Joffrey expresses his delight with the play and prepares to give the champion dwarf a purse but then mockingly suggests that Tyrion fight him as well. Tyrion cleverly counters this jape by suggesting that Joffrey should fight instead and show the same bravery he displayed at the Battle of the Blackwater, cautioning his nephew to be careful as the champion dwarf is "clearly mad with lust" and it would be a tragedy for the king to lose his virtue hours before his wedding night. This draws a few stifled chuckles from their guests. Enraged and humiliated that his uncle outwitted him in front of all his wedding guests, Joffrey petulantly pours wine over Tyrion's head and orders him to serve him wine as his cupbearer. Tyrion approaches Joffrey, who then purposely drops the goblet and kicks it under the table. Sansa hands the goblet to Tyrion, and he fills it with wine and hands it back to Joffrey. The king demands that Tyrion kneel before him. His dog-kicking ways are lampshaded in one scene when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.



*** Lois: Gets nearly drowned by a psycho in "Recruit," with Clark arriving to perform CPR just in time to save her, being backstabbed and abandoned by her sister, being assaulted and injured by Lana when she had Clark's powers in "Wrath," being captured and forced to wield a rifle against Jonathan Kent in "Fanatic"--a man who is like a father to her--by [[spoiler: the head of the Lex Luthor campaign's student group]], the time when Tess fired her for getting too close to the truth about Tess's activities, being tied up and nearly electrocuted by a psycho in "Committed", gets lied to and manipulated by Zod in the latter half of Season 9, and many, many more.
*** Chloe: ''Kinetic'' when the thugs throw her out of a window, [[spoiler:Lionel in Clark's body]] in ''Transference'' when he seduces Chloe but pulls away at the last second, [[spoiler:Dawn Stiles in Clark's body]] in ''Spirit'' when she punches Chloe across the room, [[spoiler:Vampire Lana]] in ''Thirst'' when she renders Chloe unconscious by sucking her blood, [[spoiler:Brainiac]] putting Lana and Chloe into painful comas in season seven, being tied up and almost gets electrocuted by the psycho in ''Committed'', [[spoiler:Alia impaling her on a sword]] in ''Pandora'', [[spoiler:Devilicus]] threatening to throw her off a tall building (and accidentally succeeding) in ''Warrior'', [[spoiler:Icicle's]] offhand [[NeckLift choke hold]] in ''Absolute Justice, Part 2''.
*** Lana: In almost every episode of Season One, and about half the episodes of Seasons Two, Three, and Four, Lana gets kidnapped and abused by various classmates. In "Sacred", she gets tied to a chair, interrogated and electrocuted by a Chinese soldier (if not for Isobel's presence, she would've died). In "Commencement", Genevieve Teague stalks her and ultimately puts a gun to her head (again, Lana is saved only by the reappearance of Isobel). In Season Six, she discovers that Lex has [[MoralEventHorizon chemically manipulated her body to fake a pregnancy and facilitate a loveless marriage]], and as mentioned above, in Season Seven, she gets put into a painful coma by Brainiac. But the worst comes in mid-Season 8, [[spoiler: when Lex -- after earlier having her get kidnapped and forced to fake a video breakup with Clark -- flooded her body with kryptonite radiation to keep her and Clark apart forever]].
*** Jonathan: Gets blackmailed by Lionel in "Lineage." He is mocked and beaten by Kal in "Red", "Exile" and "Phoenix".

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*** Lois: Gets nearly drowned by a psycho in "Recruit," "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E13Recruit Recruit]]" with Clark arriving to perform CPR just in time to save her, being backstabbed and abandoned by her sister, being assaulted and injured by Lana when she had Clark's powers in "Wrath," "[[Recap/SmallvilleS07E07Wrath Wrath]]", being captured and forced to wield a rifle against Jonathan Kent in "Fanatic"--a "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E10Fanatic Fanatic]]"--a man who is like a father to her--by [[spoiler: the head of the Lex Luthor campaign's student group]], the time when Tess fired her for getting too close to the truth about Tess's activities, being tied up and nearly electrocuted by a psycho in "Committed", "[[Recap/SmallvilleS08E05Committed Committed]]", gets lied to and manipulated by Zod in the latter half of Season 9, and many, many more.
*** Chloe: ''Kinetic'' "[[Recap/SmallvilleS01E13Kinetic Kinetic]]", when the thugs throw her out of a window, [[spoiler:Lionel in Clark's body]] in ''Transference'' "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E06Transference Transference]]" when he seduces Chloe but pulls away at the last second, [[spoiler:Dawn Stiles in Clark's body]] in ''Spirit'' "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E18Spirit Spirit]]" when she punches Chloe across the room, [[spoiler:Vampire Lana]] in ''Thirst'' "[[Recap/SmallvilleS05E05Thirst Thirst]]" when she renders Chloe unconscious by sucking her blood, [[spoiler:Brainiac]] putting Lana and Chloe into painful comas in season seven, being tied up and almost gets electrocuted by the psycho in ''Committed'', [[spoiler:Alia impaling her on a sword]] in ''Pandora'', in "[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E09Pandora Pandora]]", [[spoiler:Devilicus]] threatening to throw her off a tall building (and accidentally succeeding) in ''Warrior'', "[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E13Warrior Warrior]]", [[spoiler:Icicle's]] offhand [[NeckLift choke hold]] in ''Absolute Justice, Part 2''.
"[[Recap/SmallvilleS09E11E12AbsoluteJustice Legends]]" .
*** Lana: In almost every episode of Season One, and about half the episodes of Seasons Two, Three, and Four, Lana gets kidnapped and abused by various classmates. In "Sacred", "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E15Sacred Sacred]]", she gets tied to a chair, interrogated and electrocuted by a Chinese soldier (if not for Isobel's presence, she would've died). In "Commencement", "[[Recap/SmallvilleS04E22Commencement Commencement]]", Genevieve Teague stalks her and ultimately puts a gun to her head (again, Lana is saved only by the reappearance of Isobel). In Season Six, she discovers that Lex has [[MoralEventHorizon chemically manipulated her body to fake a pregnancy and facilitate a loveless marriage]], and as mentioned above, in Season Seven, she gets put into a painful coma by Brainiac. But the worst comes in mid-Season 8, [[spoiler: when Lex -- after earlier having her get kidnapped and forced to fake a video breakup with Clark -- flooded her body with kryptonite radiation to keep her and Clark apart forever]].
*** Jonathan: Gets blackmailed by Lionel in "Lineage." "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E07Lineage Lineage]]". He is mocked and beaten by Kal in "Red", "Exile" "[[Recap/SmallvilleS02E04Red Red]]", "[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E01Exile Exile]]" and "Phoenix"."[[Recap/SmallvilleS03E02Phoenix Phoenix]]".



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Probably wins for the most unnecessary instance of this trope. In the season 3 finale, long after it's established that the [[spoiler:Xindi-Reptilians are quite evil]], three of them open the episode by dining on live mice to celebrate their perceived victory. Presumably there was supposed to be some kind of subtext regarding their relationship with mammals, but it just comes off as cartoonish.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Probably wins for the most unnecessary instance of this trope. In the season 3 finale, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E24ZeroHour}} Zero Hour]]", long after it's established that the [[spoiler:Xindi-Reptilians are quite evil]], three of them open the episode by dining on live mice to celebrate their perceived victory. Presumably there was supposed to be some kind of subtext regarding their relationship with mammals, but it just comes off as cartoonish.



** In the episode "Datalore", Lore, after changing clothes with Data and leaving him unconscious, then kicks him in the head, showing the viewers just how much a bad guy Data's EvilTwin was.
** In "Sub Rosa", Beverly's ghostly paramour Rowan has a symbiotic / parasitic relationship with Beverly Crusher and her entire female line. Except for the fact that he suddenly started killing innocent people, there would have been no reason to end the relationship or destroy him.

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** In the episode "Datalore", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E12Datalore}} Datalore]]", Lore, after changing clothes with Data and leaving him unconscious, then kicks him in the head, showing the viewers just how much a bad guy Data's EvilTwin was.
** In "Sub Rosa", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E13SubRosa}} Sub Rosa]]", Beverly's ghostly paramour Rowan has a symbiotic / parasitic relationship with Beverly Crusher and her entire female line. Except for the fact that he suddenly started killing innocent people, there would have been no reason to end the relationship or destroy him.



** Quite a few villains do this. In the episode that Khan first appeared, he blackmailed the crew to join him by forcing them to watch Kirk being suffocated in the decompression chamber.

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** Quite a few villains do this. In the episode that "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed}} Space Seed]]", Khan first appeared, he blackmailed the crew to join him by forcing them to watch Kirk being suffocated in the decompression chamber.



** In "The Empath", the Vians tortured Kirk and Mc Coy to provoke a reaction out of the [[CuteMute sweet]] [[TheEmpath empath]] [[CuteMute Gem]], just to see if her species was worth being saved.
** In "Plato's Stepchildren", the Platonians entertained themselves by using their [[PeoplePuppets psychic powers]] to force Kirk and Spock into some humilating situations. In one instance, they had Kirk lying helplessly on the ground, with Spock's feet about to step on his face. Later on, they would bring in [[BridgeBunny Uhura]] and [[HelloNurse Chapel]] and force them to kiss Kirk and Spock. They even made Kirk and Spock hit them.
** To ensure the audience didn't sympathize with Kodos for ordering half the population executed to survive a famine, it's mentioned he used his theories on eugenics to determine who lived and who died rather than a fairer/more pragmatic approach.

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** In "The Empath", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E12TheEmpath}} The Empath]]", the Vians tortured Kirk and Mc Coy to provoke a reaction out of the [[CuteMute sweet]] [[TheEmpath empath]] [[CuteMute Gem]], just to see if her species was worth being saved.
** In "Plato's Stepchildren", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E10PlatosStepchildren}} Plato's Stepchildren]]", the Platonians entertained themselves by using their [[PeoplePuppets psychic powers]] to force Kirk and Spock into some humilating situations. In one instance, they had Kirk lying helplessly on the ground, with Spock's feet about to step on his face. Later on, they would bring in [[BridgeBunny Uhura]] and [[HelloNurse Chapel]] and force them to kiss Kirk and Spock. They even made Kirk and Spock hit them.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E13TheConscienceOfTheKing}} The Conscience of the King]]". To ensure the audience didn't sympathize with Kodos for ordering half the population executed to survive a famine, it's mentioned he used his theories on eugenics to determine who lived and who died rather than a fairer/more pragmatic approach.



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth'': The PM kicks the dog thrice. In Day Four, just after [[spoiler: everyone in Thames House has died]], he turns to Lois Habiba, who is partly and wholly unwillingly responsible for this and asks: "Happy now?". Later, in Day Five, he orders [[spoiler: Frobisher to turn over his own children to the 456]] because it would help his story that they were duped by the aliens rather than [[spoiler: knowingly sending their children to a FateWorseThanDeath]] And then, right at the end, he expresses relief when learning that at least he will be able to blame the Americans for everything that went wrong, showing far more concern for his career than for all the people who died, and all those who could have died.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: ''[[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth Children of Earth'': Earth]]'': The PM kicks the dog thrice. In Day Four, just after [[spoiler: everyone in Thames House has died]], he turns to Lois Habiba, who is partly and wholly unwillingly responsible for this and asks: "Happy now?". Later, in Day Five, he orders [[spoiler: Frobisher to turn over his own children to the 456]] because it would help his story that they were duped by the aliens rather than [[spoiler: knowingly sending their children to a FateWorseThanDeath]] And then, right at the end, he expresses relief when learning that at least he will be able to blame the Americans for everything that went wrong, showing far more concern for his career than for all the people who died, and all those who could have died.



* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of episode 12, Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.

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* In the first season of ''Series/TheXFiles'' the bad guy of episode 12, "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire Fire]]", Cecil L'Ively, casually kicks a dog that's been digging out the body he burried before he fully sets on his psychotic arsonist spree. It's later established he doesn't have a motive for any of his cruel actions whatsoever, the dog episode only adds up to the fact.
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* On ''Series/{{Leverage}},'' this is ''the'' way of life for the VillainOfTheWeek. Many of them, anyway.
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** [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne, which is taken UpToEleven during his wedding in "The Lion and the Rose". Tyrion's squire presents him with the Lives of Four Kings, a book detailing the reigns of four kings by Grand Maester Kaeth. Joffrey accepts the gift but his sincerity seems questionable. A member of the Kingsguard then presents a Valyrian steel sword and Tywin tells him that it is one of two swords of its kind in the capital, and Joffrey rushes to wield it. He promptly begins to slash at Tyrion's gift despite its rarity. At his wedding feast, King Joffrey speaks to the crowd about contemplating history. Out of a large golden lion, five dwarves ride out, representing Joffrey, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, and Balon Greyjoy, each of the five kings in the War of the Five Kings. The dwarves put on a performance, jousting, fighting, and making crude sexual acts. Loras leaves in anger after watching the crude depiction of his deceased lover Renly (riding a mount resembling Loras), and Sansa looks on in obvious grief when the dwarf playing her brother Robb is killed after having his wolf's head knocked off. Joffrey expresses his delight with the play and prepares to give the champion dwarf a purse but then mockingly suggests that Tyrion fight him as well. Tyrion cleverly counters this jape by suggesting that Joffrey should fight instead and show the same bravery he displayed at the Battle of the Blackwater, cautioning his nephew to be careful as the champion dwarf is "clearly mad with lust" and it would be a tragedy for the king to lose his virtue hours before his wedding night. This draws a few stifled chuckles from their guests. Enraged and humiliated that his uncle outwitted him in front of all his wedding guests, Joffrey petulantly pours wine over Tyrion's head and orders him to serve him wine as his cupbearer. Tyrion approaches Joffrey, who then purposely drops the goblet and kicks it under the table. Sansa hands the goblet to Tyrion, and he fills it with wine and hands it back to Joffrey. The king demands that Tyrion kneel before him. Lampshaded when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.

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** [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne, which is taken UpToEleven during his wedding in "The Lion and the Rose". Tyrion's squire presents him with the Lives of Four Kings, a book detailing the reigns of four kings by Grand Maester Kaeth. Joffrey accepts the gift but his sincerity seems questionable. A member of the Kingsguard then presents a Valyrian steel sword and Tywin tells him that it is one of two swords of its kind in the capital, and Joffrey rushes to wield it. He promptly begins to slash at Tyrion's gift despite its rarity. At his wedding feast, King Joffrey speaks to the crowd about contemplating history. Out of a large golden lion, five dwarves ride out, representing Joffrey, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, and Balon Greyjoy, each of the five kings in the War of the Five Kings. The dwarves put on a performance, jousting, fighting, and making crude sexual acts. Loras leaves in anger after watching the crude depiction of his deceased lover Renly (riding a mount resembling Loras), and Sansa looks on in obvious grief when the dwarf playing her brother Robb is killed after having his wolf's head knocked off. Joffrey expresses his delight with the play and prepares to give the champion dwarf a purse but then mockingly suggests that Tyrion fight him as well. Tyrion cleverly counters this jape by suggesting that Joffrey should fight instead and show the same bravery he displayed at the Battle of the Blackwater, cautioning his nephew to be careful as the champion dwarf is "clearly mad with lust" and it would be a tragedy for the king to lose his virtue hours before his wedding night. This draws a few stifled chuckles from their guests. Enraged and humiliated that his uncle outwitted him in front of all his wedding guests, Joffrey petulantly pours wine over Tyrion's head and orders him to serve him wine as his cupbearer. Tyrion approaches Joffrey, who then purposely drops the goblet and kicks it under the table. Sansa hands the goblet to Tyrion, and he fills it with wine and hands it back to Joffrey. The king demands that Tyrion kneel before him. Lampshaded His dog-kicking ways are lampshaded in one scene when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne.
** Lampshaded when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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[[TheCaligula Joffrey]] as king is a dog-kicking machine. Every scene he's in involves a dog kick or two once he claims the Iron Throne.
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Throne, which is taken UpToEleven during his wedding in "The Lion and the Rose". Tyrion's squire presents him with the Lives of Four Kings, a book detailing the reigns of four kings by Grand Maester Kaeth. Joffrey accepts the gift but his sincerity seems questionable. A member of the Kingsguard then presents a Valyrian steel sword and Tywin tells him that it is one of two swords of its kind in the capital, and Joffrey rushes to wield it. He promptly begins to slash at Tyrion's gift despite its rarity. At his wedding feast, King Joffrey speaks to the crowd about contemplating history. Out of a large golden lion, five dwarves ride out, representing Joffrey, Renly Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, and Balon Greyjoy, each of the five kings in the War of the Five Kings. The dwarves put on a performance, jousting, fighting, and making crude sexual acts. Loras leaves in anger after watching the crude depiction of his deceased lover Renly (riding a mount resembling Loras), and Sansa looks on in obvious grief when the dwarf playing her brother Robb is killed after having his wolf's head knocked off. Joffrey expresses his delight with the play and prepares to give the champion dwarf a purse but then mockingly suggests that Tyrion fight him as well. Tyrion cleverly counters this jape by suggesting that Joffrey should fight instead and show the same bravery he displayed at the Battle of the Blackwater, cautioning his nephew to be careful as the champion dwarf is "clearly mad with lust" and it would be a tragedy for the king to lose his virtue hours before his wedding night. This draws a few stifled chuckles from their guests. Enraged and humiliated that his uncle outwitted him in front of all his wedding guests, Joffrey petulantly pours wine over Tyrion's head and orders him to serve him wine as his cupbearer. Tyrion approaches Joffrey, who then purposely drops the goblet and kicks it under the table. Sansa hands the goblet to Tyrion, and he fills it with wine and hands it back to Joffrey. The king demands that Tyrion kneel before him. Lampshaded when Tyrion enters to find King Joffrey unbearably smug over something.


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** King Robert likes to do his whoring while his brother-in-law Jaime is on duty, which Jaime believes is deliberate insult.
** Polliver's EstablishingCharacterMoment is stabbing a wounded child in the throat rather than carry him.
** Lord Tywin constantly zigzags between this and PetTheDog when it comes to his sons, often within the same scene. For example, he grants Tyrion powerful offices and an advantageous marriage despite constantly denying his claim to Casterly Rock and berating him for being a drunken lecher, and manages to gift Jaime a priceless Valyrian sword and disown him in the same scene.
** The Great Masters of Meereen crucify 163 slave children to deter Daenerys' march on their city, which only hardens her resolve.
** The Hound throws away any goodwill he earned from Arya by robbing the kindly and generous farmer who took them in.
** Just in case you thought the wildlings were nice people, Ygritte shoots a man in the throat in front of his son in "Breaker of Chains", then Styr of the Thenns relishes in terrorizing the boy with how he's going to eat both his parents.
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** Jubal Early from "Objects in Space" very quickly goes from witty BadAss BountyHunter to unpleasant bastard right around the time he ties up and threatens to rape Kaylee.

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** Jubal Early from "Objects in Space" very quickly goes from witty BadAss BountyHunter to unpleasant bastard right around the time he ties up and threatens to rape Kaylee.
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